Sparrowhawk Kill ?

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Chris Rae
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Sparrowhawk Kill ?

Post by Chris Rae » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:48 pm

Dead BH Gull in the garden this morning; presumably the victim of a SH but only mantle feathers removed - see Gallery. Also both bullfinch and brambling (possibly two) returned today.

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this reminds me

Post by Hewitt03 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:07 pm

this reminds me of a recent photography article in BirdWatch magazine. there were photos of a buzzard taking down a common gull and trying to kill it. the buzzard eventually gave up and the common gull survived, but it had all of its neck feathers plucked and its neck was a bloody mess

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we wittnessed this.

Post by nora west » Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:04 pm

A few years ago in Throstle Nest Wood. Coppull. Tommy and myself disturbed a Sparrowhawk plucking a woodpigeons neck feathers out. When it saw us it let go of the woodpigeon and the woodpigeon flew away minus its neck feathers. How long it would survive like that I dont know.

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